Thanks Social Workers...

 This week marks National School Social Worker week throughout our country. The first full week of March has been dedicated to school social workers through the efforts of 
the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA). The week is an opportunity for schools, communities, and partners to acknowledge and recognize the impactful work that our social workers do to support students, families, and their communities. This week-long celebration should emphasize school social work contributions such as focusing on the “whole child”, linking families to community resources, being a valuable voice as part of the school’s multi-disciplinary team, and advocating for the profession of school social work. The theme for National School Social Work Week 2023 is “We Rise.” During the school year, school social workers are confronted with challenges, heightened anxieties, and anticipated difficulties. However, these individuals face these challenges with strength and resilience. Our team of social workers rise up to support their students, families, and school communities. School social workers rise to share hope. They rise to listen and understand. They rise to challenge inequities. They rise to support all students. Each and every one of them is a vital part of our district's and community's mental health support process and team. Given everything that our students, families, and staff have been through in recent years, there is no shortage of need for the work that these folks perform each and every week. This week, take a moment to rise up with them and thank them for everything that they are doing to help our school community. 

Congratulations Athletes

Congratulations to all of our Winter sports scholar-athletes and teams! The NYSPHSAA has released the list of scholar-athletes and teams for the Winter 2022-2023 season. Our Scholar Teams for the Winter 2022-2023 season include: Girls Varsity Bowling coached by Bryan Rondeau, Boys Varsity Ice Hockey coached by Jason Nowicki, Alpine Ski Co-Ed coached by Melissa O'Rourke, Girls Varsity Indoor Track coached by Nick Jeror, Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving coached by Michelle Browne, Girls Varsity Volleyball coached by Pete Keoviengsamay, and Boys Varsity Volleyball coached by Patrick Herron. In total, across all sports, we had 79 students achieve the Scholar-Athlete distinction. Individual awards are given to any student who has a cumulative GPA of 90% or higher; while team awards are given to teams that have 75% of the roster achieving a GPA of 90% or better. 

DCIP Survey

The district is currently seeking feedback on our District's Comprehensive Improvement Plan, Priority One, which is: The Rome City School District commits to providing an engaging, relevant, and inclusive curriculum for all students. We ask that you please take a few minutes to provide your feedback by taking the following survey:

Buddies Only!

The Rome YMCA is starting a new program for students and families that are interested in building positive social skills. The group is geared to helping students and families in navigating school stressors such as bullying by providing a safe, supportive, and structured setting to share their experiences with common challenges school students cope with daily. For more information about this group, please see their flier here:

SELSI Survey - Round 2

We are currently conducting our second round of the Social-Emotional Learning Skills Inventory survey for our students PreK-12 for the 2022-2023 school year. Last year we had tremendous success with this survey in learning where our students stand related to social/emotional needs. The goal is to learn more about adult perceptions as they relate to a student's resiliency and ensure that we as adults are not missing cues from students that are in need of social/emotional support. In the end, we as a community will be better equipped to support our students as we will have a better understanding of their needs. Parents are encouraged to take the survey as well to provide input on their own perceptions/beliefs of their students. To complete the survey, please use this link: You will need your student's ID number to participate which can be found in your parent portal account. The survey will be available until March 10.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year will occur during the week of March 6 - March 10, at each individual elementary school. More information on the registration process and documents required for registration can be found at  

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